Deck the Halls Synopsis
Neighbors in a New England town declare war over a preponderance of Christmas lights.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It is a better option than the third "Santa Clause."
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Isn't exactly what you'd call fresh. But although it borrows ingredients from many familiar Christmas flicks, it's got a sly twinkle of its...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Filled with forced yuletide cheer and mixed messages about the true meaning of Christmas, this loud and obnoxious holiday comedy boasts a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In this year's lump of coal, Matthew Broderick is the control freak who lives for toasty yuletide cheer, and Danny DeVito is the vulgar...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Broderick is uptight; DeVito is obnoxious; and, somewhere, Nathan Lane is thanking his lucky stars he didn't get roped into this dreck.
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Chicago Tribune

Nobody expects every holiday film to ascend to classic status; in fact, we're happy to let most fade from memory as soon as the decorations...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Can be described as whatever is the opposite of a Christmas classic.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The saddest part is that "Deck" wastes four comic talents ranging from the near-genius (Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito) to the inspired...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The sheer nastiness of the jealous one-upmanship and angry sabotage puts a damper on the yuletide comedy. You're much better off watching a...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Belongs in the holiday hall of shame.
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Deck me in the balls

By Naked_movie_goer
I would rather get "decked in the balls" than see deck the halls....

Predictable but definately worth going

By Grasshopper
It will get you in the holiday spirit, even though the movie is somewhat predictable. Take the time....


By lickablebean
If the commericals are better then the movie then they shouldn't release the movie.  DeVito was funny...but Broderick will make you suffer.Awful!...

Deck The Halls

By Dragonstalon
Mathew Broderick and Danny Devito worked great off of each other. The rivalry between Mathew's straight laced doctor against Danny's devious salesman was very funny. The special effects of the...

Deck the Hall's

By lisalou
This was the slowest uneventful movie that I've ever seen. I kept waiting for something to happen but finally - My daughter (24) and I gave up. We probably left 10 min early but we came to the...

Quite Enjoyable!

By Irishgeminigurl
Of corse, it had the normal Christmas story line... "Which is more important, your family or being the best ___?", however, I found it quite humorous! I saw it in theaters with a friend, and we kept...

Deck the Halls

By kyle858
Not a bad movie...plot was a little over done but all in all a good holiday, feel good movie to go see as a family....

Deck The Halls

By Sir_Finck
Funnier than expected. An enjoyable movie....

cliche holiday flick

By mr. balboa
fine to get you in the spirit, but the entire movie is predictable..... typical hollywood formula film....


By Kyndal_The_Movie_Goer
Its okay. I would of rather went to see a different movie. I wouldnt go see it again. And its not funny it likes little kids stupid funny. If you have a kida from the ages of 5-9 take them theyll...

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Rated PG | For some crude and suggestive humor, and for language
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